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ERIC Number: ED105759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
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A Study of Method in Language-and-Culture Research. Phase II: Textual Analysis. Final Report.
This is the final report on a study conducted to develop and specify precise methods for the investigation of the cognitive significance of texts. The study is a follow-up to the first study, during which a method for the cognitive analysis of linguistic categories and properties was developed. In order to insure freedom from preconceived traditional notions and from the bias of the investigator's own culture, the study was conducted with data from a folk community unrelated to the investigator's own background. The major area of application for the findings is in the field of advanced language teaching, primarily the teaching of composition and literature, by providing an increased understanding of the means that a culture provides for the expression of ideas. Following a general introduction, original research plans are detailed; changes in these plans are justified; and implementation of the plans is described. A final section presents theoretical and educational conclusions. An appendix contains illustrative materials, including a sample semantic and cognitive analysis of a folk tale. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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